10 hotels for walking in remote corners of the UK

We’re all chomping at the bit to get outside and explore the countryside. After lockdown, it will be wonderful to stretch our legs and discover all the beautiful corners of the UK. To make the most of it, find somewhere lovely to stay and book a mini-break. Here, Bonnie Friend of the Good Hotel Guide […]

What’s a holiday in Greece like in summer 2020?

By Mark Hodson UPDATE: see the latest list of Greek islands you can visit without quarantine. It’s just after 9pm at Ouzeri To 11, a small taverna on a side street off the harbour front in Myrina on the Greek island of Lemnos. We’ve climbed the ramparts of the Venetian castle and watched a blazing […]

10 gorgeous UK hotels to book after lockdown

By Bonnie Friend After lockdown, we will all be desperate to escape to somewhere spectacular, classy and … perhaps a little remote. Peppered across the UK are some exquisite places to stay, including independent hotels, inns and B&Bs tucked away by beaches, forests and rural bliss. Here, the Good Hotel Guide picks ten gorgeous hideaways […]

Where did all the travel bloggers go? Here are 10 great blogs to follow in 2019

 By Abigail King Around a decade ago, travel blogging arrived in force. From Twitter to Facebook to mainstream newspapers and magazines, lists of the best travel blogs to follow came flying through the pixels. Then the landscape changed. Those lists slowed down. Blogging itself had changed – and not all travel blogs weathered the storm. So […]

Women over 50 lead boom in solo travel

* Women outnumber men by two to one, new study finds * Average age of single travellers has risen to 57 The number of Brits taking singles holidays is booming, with people spending more and visiting ever more exotic destinations. The biggest growth area is women over 50, according to the biggest data crunch of […]

Is this now the world’s best ski resort?

By Mark Hodson Ski journalists get asked a lot of questions. Probably the most popular (after “How are your knees?”) is: “What’s your favourite resort?” This invariably results in a lot of chin-scratching, and humming and hawing, but in my experience there is one answer that comes up a lot, and that’s St Anton. Why? Well, […]

Discover the secrets of Ancient Greece

  By Catherine Leech, 101 Holidays Peter Sommer Travels has perfected the art of combining a relaxing holiday with a fascinating insight into ancient history and archaeology in the heart of the Aegean. Frequently based on board a luxury gulet, these holidays are usually a sell-out months in advance but there’s a new Macedonian Greece trip, departing 2 September 2015, which […]

10 weirdest photos from North Korea’s new official tourism website

By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays North Korea is perhaps the last place in the world you’d want to go on holiday. The regime is repressive and secretive, and millions of its people are said to be starving. The few tourists that have made it over the border have been accompanied by minders 24 hours a day […]

Is this the ultimate safari holiday?

  By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays The web is full of bucket lists – the places people want to see before they die – but one tour operator has devised the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday that will criss-cross the world to catch glimpses of 18 critically-endangered species. The three-month tour – with a […]

5 bizarre (and expensive) holiday rentals

By Paul Conversy of Oliver’s Travels Bored with the usual villa or holiday cottage? How about renting an entire French village, a submarine for two in the Caribbean – at £175,000 a night – or a Napoleonic Fortress in the English Channel? Here’s how. A night on a submarine Hire the Lovers Deep submarine for two […]